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Posted by in Dodge Magazine on July 18, 2011
The world’s automakers are busy developing technologies to make cars more fuel efficient, realizing that there are limits to earth’s resources and that pollution can cause problems harmful to man, earth and beast. At the same time that car manufactures are supporting vehicle electrification and the development of bio-fuels, few seem intent on turning away from delivering cars high on performance even if that power comes at the expense of fuel efficiency.
Detroit’s three automakers are pursuing fuel efficiency in a major way. General Motors has its electrified Chevrolet Volt, the Ford Motor Company offers its electric Transit Connect and will soon have a battery electric Focus and Chrysler is pursuing a new form of hybridization in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Yet, all three automakers also sell cars big on performance and small on fuel efficiency. Namely, highly potent versions of three coupes: the stylish Chevrolet Camaro, the iconic Ford Mustang and the retro Dodge Challenger. All three “pony cars” or sport coupes offer fuel efficient base V-6 models. They also now come with supercharged V-8 engines, offering all the raw power enthusiasts want. Read the rest of this entry »